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Over 400 geeks came out for GeekWire Sounders Day on July 18 on the rooftop of EMC/Isiilon.
Over 400 geeks came out for GeekWire Sounders Day on July 18 on the rooftop of EMC/Isiilon.

The sun is shining. The Blue Angels are soaring. And Seattle is enjoying (or complaining about) the dog days of summer.

And, yes, we have still not found’s mysterious treasure truck.

It’s hard to believe that August is already here — perhaps a sign of the recent spate of important tech news.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at Seafair 2015 in Seattle

Things are also moving fast around the GeekWire HQ, with new hires, a revamped GeekWire 200 ranking and some exciting upcoming expansion plans. We are also working hard on the fourth annual GeekWire Summit, our biggest event of the year featuring some great speakers and fun activities. Early-bird tickets are on sale now, if you’ve not already purchased yours.

But before we look further ahead, we’d like to take a step back and highlight the top stories for the month of July. It was a busy month with the release of Windows 10, a huge $71.5 million financing round for legal Seattle startup Avvo and Techstars Seattle welcomed its latest class. Here’s a look at the top stories on GeekWire for the month of July by page views.

Top Stories from July

The Cascadia subduction zone. Image via US Geological Survey
The Cascadia subduction zone. Image via US Geological Survey

Earthquake experts on ‘The Really Big One’: Here’s what will actually happen in Seattle (6,100 Facebook likes, 60 comments)

‘Old man’ at Amazon gives advice to interns: Find a better job somewhere else (905 Facebook likes, 38 comments)

A huge earthquake is probably coming to destroy Seattle and we’re not prepared (1,900 Facebook likes, 16 comments)

That surprise Maroon 5 concert in Seattle on Wednesday night was Microsoft’s giant intern party (7,900 Facebook likes, 8 comments)

Game about killing poachers vies for $50,000 prize in Microsoft student tech competition (540 Facebook likes, 25 comments)

Maroon 5 entertains Microsoft interns.

Zillow hit with copyright suit that claims ‘brazen theft’ of hundreds of images (153 Facebook likes, 2 comments)

Nikola Tesla predicted smartphones in 1926 like a boss (9,100 Facebook likes, 11 comments)

Amazon is kicking off a huge Black Friday-like sales event called ‘Prime Day’ for its 20th anniversary (827 Facebook likes, 1 comment)

Oracle engineer goes missing in Seattle, friends searching International District (895 Facebook likes, 1 comment)

This DIY hack for an air conditioner has nearly 3M views on YouTube (4,200 Facebook likes, 12 comments)

Apple reportedly inks lease in Seattle tower with room for 200 workersnew-badges (1) (2,000 Facebook likes)

The New Microsoft: Even the Blue Badges are getting a redesign (52 Facebook likes, 15 comments)

Brother sues CEO who gave workers $70k minimum salary, alleging he unfairly boosted his own pay (148 Facebook likes, 12 comments)

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